Tourism Australia invited four lucky YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011 winners on the trip of a lifetime around Australia before the orchestra comes together in Sydney in March. The challenge for these four classical musicians was for each of them to collaborate with a contemporary, Australian artist and produce a piece of music together that reflected their shared experiences on their trip. The results were stunning!
Desmond and Luke
Desmond is a YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011 winning cellist from London, England, and was partnered with Luke Webb, a Sydney-based folk/country singer who plays the guitar, harmonica and banjo. Desmond and Luke explored iconic locations in Sydney while touring New South Wales and travelled through Western Australia.
Jasmine and Dewayne
Jasmine is a YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011 winning viola player from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the USA. She was partnered with Dewayne Everettsmith, a Tasmanian-based singer and guitar player on a tour of exciting locations in Tasmania and Victoria.
Irene and Andy
Irene is a YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011 winning clarinetist from Tainan, Taiwan, and was partnered with Andy Bull, a Sydney-based singer & songwriter who plays the piano, keyboard and organ. The pair visited landmarks and famous sights in South Australia and the Northern Territory.